My Household Chores
I do not exactly remember how old I was when I realise that it was necessary to help the family. I simply started doing what my parents and grandparents did. Even at that time it was never difficult for me to throw the litter in the dustbin or take dirty dishes to the kitchen and put them into the sink. A bit later when I grew up and the water tap was within my reach, I began to help wash up. Everyone appreciated my attempts and I was really happy because of that.
Taking out the garbage became my duty when I went to school. When I got my dog as a present for my tenth birthday I realised that it was me, who had to walk it. There were no arguments about it.
Frankly speaking I do not understand the meaning of the word ‘chores’. It may be used when somebody makes somebody do something about the house. My parents have never had to force me to perform any duties. I have always tried to notice what is necessary and who needs my help and what I can do about it. It is much simpler and much more pleasant for everyone.
I do not think it is fair when somebody does the cooking all the time for the whole life. The duties are to be equally distributed among the members of the family. Okay, I am not a good cook, but I can make something simple and tasty so that my Mom could have a rest. The same may be
said about all the household chores. You may think that my labour is exploited. No way. We just try to live as happily as we can.
I can say that I do not like some duties. I cannot explain why, but I hate vacuum-cleaning, though washing the floors is quite okay. Washing up is not exhausting if you do not do it three times a day several days running. Everyone makes his bed in our family. I remember that I could not do it properly when I was really small, because the counterpane was too big for me, and my mom or grandma helped me with it.
Going shopping may be considered a part of household chores. I seldom do the shopping on my own, only when I have to buy some trifles. We generally drive to the supermarket at the weekend and buy everything for the whole week. That is why I do not have to do it often.
And of course my first duty now is to study well. This is the first thing I always think about. And all the household chores are nothing compared to it.
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